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Australia. 2012 ‘Selected External Causes of Death, Mechanism by Intent - 2010.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2010; 3303.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4 December

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6.5 Selected external causes of death, Mechanism by intent - 2010(a)(b)

Mechanism of death: Firearms (W32-W34, X72-X74, X93-X95, Y22-Y24)

Accidental death - 10
Intentional self-harm(d) - 162
Assault - 31
Undetermined intent - 28
Other intent(e) - 0

Total - 231

(a) Causes of death data for 2010 are preliminary and subject to a revisions process. See Explanatory Notes 35-39 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 and Causes of Death Revisions, 2008 and 2009.
(b) Data cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation.
(c) Includes ICD-10 codes X60-X84 and Y87.0. Care needs to be taken in interpreting figures relating to suicide. See Explanatory Notes 98-101.
(d) Includes Complications of medical and surgical care (Y40-Y84), Legal Intervention and operations of war (Y35-Y36), Sequelae with surgical and medical care as external cause (Y88) and Sequelae of other external causes (Y89).
(e) Includes sequelea, explosives, smoke/fire/flames, blunt object, jumping or lying before moving object, crashing of motor vehicle, other and unspecified means.

ID: Q6471

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